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Goatchella: SF’s Goat Festival

Ewe will love the Ferry Building’s annual, furry Goat Festival
By - posted 4/13/2017

Enjoy goat-centric cooking demos, talks and samples of goat milk cheeses, yogurts, ice creams and more at the annual Goat Festival – A Celebration of All Things Goat at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

2017 Goat Festival: Goatchella
Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 9 am to 2 pm
Ferry Building, San Francisco
FREE, but an RSVP is requested and some activities are ticketed

Save the date for CUESA for the 9th Annual Goat Festival, a celebration of all things goat. Explore the wonders of goats, meet local ranchers and food crafters, sample artisan cheeses, and unleash your inner “kid” at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.


Schedule of Activities

9 am-1 pm: Goaty Arts & Crafts | FREE
Get goaty at CUESA’s DIY arts and crafts station. Stop by to fashion your own personalized goat horns. All are welcome for family-friendly fun.

10 am-1 pm: Pet or View the Goats from Toluma Farms | $5
Bring the kids to play with adorable baby goats from Toluma Farms and Tomales Farmstead Creamery in the Goat Festival petting stable. Tickets for goat petting are sold out, but the viewing area is free for you to take a peek.

10:30 am: Market to Table Demo | FREE
Join for a goat-cheese-themed cooking demo with Sophina Uong of Mestiza Taqueria.

11 am: Goat Cheese Tasting Plates | $5
Taste local goat milk cheeses paired with preserves from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, curated in collaboration with the California Artisan Cheese Guild. Plates will also be available for sale on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

12 pm: Animal Welfare Talk | FREE
Join at the CUESA Classroom for a discussion with local experts and ranchers about humane animal care and animal welfare certifications.

8 am-2 pm: “Browse the Farmers Market” Scavenger Hunt
During regular market hours, you can make like a goat and “browse” the delicious offerings from local ranchers, food crafters, and chefs.


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